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NAMEuuidd - UUID generation daemon
SYNOPSISuuidd [ -d ] [ -p pidfile ] [ -s socketpath ] [ -T timeout ]
uuidd [ -r | -t ] [ -n number ] [ -s socketpath ]
DESCRIPTIONThe uuidd daemon is used by the UUID library to generate universally unique identifiers (UUIDs), especially time-based UUID's in a secure and guaranteed-unique fashion, even in the face of large numbers of threads trying to grab UUID's running on different CPU's.
- Run uuidd in debugging mode. This prevents uuidd from running as a daemon.
- If a currently uuidd daemon is running, kill it.
- -n number
- When issuing a test request to a running uuidd, request a bulk response of number UUID's.
- -p pidfile
- Specify the pathname where the pid file should be written. By default, the pid file is written to /var/run/uuidd/uuidd.pid.
- -s socketpath
- Specify the pathname used for the unix-domain socket used by uuidd. By default, the pathname used is /var/run/uuidd/request. This is primarily for debugging purposes, since the pathname is hard-coded in the libuuid library.
- Test uuidd by trying to connect to a running uuidd daemon and request it to return a random-based UUID.
- Test uuidd by trying to connect to a running uuidd daemon and request it to return a time-based UUID.
- -T timeout
- Specify a timeout for uuidd. If specified, then uuidd will exit after timeout seconds of inactivity.
AUTHORThe uuidd daemon was written by Theodore Ts'o <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
AVAILABILITYuuidd is part of the util-linux-ng package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux-ng/.
SEE ALSOlibuuid(3), uuidgen(1)
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Time: 15:28:10 GMT, June 11, 2010